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West Virginia University Needs to Have a Better Year in 2016

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Posted by    Friday, January 1, 2016 at 2:00pm

WVU had a bad year in 2015. Here’s hoping they have a better future.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Riots, Expulsions, Arrests, and Death: WVU plans to improve from a rough 2015

Last year was rough at West Virginia University. Tucked away in WV Metro News’ piece featuring th...

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No Republican Professors Found at Creighton University

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Posted by    Friday, January 1, 2016 at 12:30pm

Lopsided figures.

The College Fix reports.

No Republican professors found teaching theology at Catholic university

An analysis by The College Fix of political party registrations among Creighton University’s theology professors found zero registered Republican scholars in the group.

Of the 19 theology professors teaching at the private Catholic university in Omaha, Neb., there are 13...

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Bill Cosby Assault Story Extends to Temple University

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Posted by    Friday, January 1, 2016 at 11:00am

This sad story just keeps getting worse.

Scott Jaschik reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Cosby Charged in Case of Temple U Employee

Pennsylvania authorities have filed criminal charges of felony indecent assault against Bill Cosby in regard to an incident involving a former employee of Temple University. While many women have publicly accused the...

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College Football Players Seem to Like Hoverboards

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Posted by    Friday, January 1, 2016 at 9:30am

Odds are, at least a few players on your favorite college football team use them regularly for transportation.

USA Today reports.

For some college football players, hoverboards are running end zone fade

DALLAS — They have been blamed for hundreds of visits to emergency rooms, banned from airplanes for spont...

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Bill Would Fine Universities That Infringe on Students’ Free Speech Rights

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Posted by    Friday, January 1, 2016 at 8:00am

This is a great idea. It’s surprising that no one has proposed it before now.

The College Fix reports.

Bill proposes fines for universities that infringe on students’ free speech rights

Lawmaker proposes ‘Academic bill of rights’ 

A Republican Washington state lawmaker has drafted legislati...

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Wilmington University to Give Hacker Award in Bitcoin

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Posted by    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 6:30pm

The hacker community at this school must be pretty excited.

Technically Delaware reports.

Wilmington University is giving out a hacker award in bitcoin

For the first time, Wilmington University is holding a contest for its computer and network security (CNS) students — and the grand prize is $313.37 in bitcoin.

The contest is the brainchild...

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Wisconsin Democrats Try to Ban All Guns From College Campuses

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Posted by    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 5:00pm

Democrats just don’t believe people should be able to defend themselves.

The Journal Times reported.

Democrats propose banning guns outright on college campuses

Three Democrats introduced legislation Wednesday to ban weapons on college campuses, two days after Republicans proposed their own bill to allow concealed carry license holders to bring guns inside the buildings...

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ROTC is Making a Comeback on College Campuses

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Posted by    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 3:30pm

In a year of left wing campus protests, this is pretty god news.

The Wall Street Journal reported.

At Last, Some Campus Sanity: ROTC Gains

In a year marred by campus strife, at least one bright spot emerged in American higher education: the comeback of the Reserve Officer Training Corps, known as ROTC, at...

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Underground Debate Club Forms at Brown in Response to Speech Codes

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Posted by    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 2:00pm

We’ve come to this. Students meeting in secret to debate ideas without speech codes.

The Extract reports.

Leftist speech codes force Brown University debate club to meet in the shadows

The founder of an “underground” debate group formed in response to the anti-free-speech activism taking place on college campuses across the U.S. recently explained...

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Chicago Public School Students Protest FREE Cafeteria Food

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Posted by    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 12:30pm

They’re boycotting the free food until they get “fresher food, healthier food, a larger portion, food that [they] can actually eat.”

Daily Times reports.

Calling for higher quality” : High schoolers fixing the problem of gross school lunch

A group of students at a Chicago public high school on the city’s northwest side is...

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Racial Protesters Join With Anti-oil and Anti-Israel Groups

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Posted by    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 11:00am

This happens all the time. Left wing groups often share the same goals so they band together.

Red Alert Politics reports.

New race protest strategy: Build coalition with anti-oil, anti-Israel groups

Campus divestment movements, which seek to change how universities invest endowments and other financial resources, have started to unite, even when their...

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Is This The Future of Higher Education?

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Posted by    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 9:30am

A shift toward competencies that demonstrates skills is expanding on what college internships aim to accomplish.

Red Alert Politics reports.

New model for college? Instead of credits, students earn skills

According to one vision of the future of higher education, the allure of prestige and signaling could falter in favor of proven skills.

Jeffrey J....

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Court Rules Student Can be Punished for Criticizing Lesbian Movie in Film Class

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Posted by    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 8:00am

So the world is officially out of control now, right?

The College Fix reports.

Student can be punished for criticizing lesbian movie in film class, court rules

Update on this First Amendment lawsuit filed against the University of New Mexico last year: A federal judge has dismissed the case by former student Monica Pompeo, saying the...

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University of South Dakota Billboard Contains Embarrassing Typo

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 6:30pm

A typo on a billboard for the University of South Dakota is small but important.

CBS News in Minnesota reported.

Oops! University Of South Dakota Billboard Contains Grammar Error

A University of South Dakota billboard with a grammatical error reflects badly on the university and will be replaced, the school’s spokeswoman says.

The billboard along...

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Campus Protests Cause Fundraising Worries For Universities

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 5:00pm

The way some schools are responding to campus protests could give some donors pause and that’s a big problem.

Forbes reports.

Amid Campus Protests, Universities Worry About . . . Fundraising

The recent rash of campus protests has caught the national eye, causing some to ask, “What exactly are students taught in college today?”...

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University of California Divests From Private Prisons After Student Protests

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 3:30pm

Wouldn’t you love to see just one university tell student protesters to shut up and mind their own business?

CNN reports.

University of California dumps private prison stocks after student protests

The University of California is taking its money out of prisons.

Student activists won a victory by convincing the University of California to dump...

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USC Prof Calls Trump a Fascist and Criticizes His Supporters

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 2:00pm

If Trump continues to do well in the polls, we can expect much more rhetoric like this from the left.

Campus Reform reports.

USC prof. says Trump supporters are ‘least educated segment of the population’

Professor Marty Kaplan of the University of Southern California published an op-ed in the Huffington Post called “The 7...

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UCLA Discovers First Amendment After Anti-Semitic Comments by Student

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 12:30pm

Following a student’s anti-Semitic outburst on Facebook, UCLA officials will not consider suspension or other disciplinary action.

Daily Bruin reports.

Vice chancellor criticizes student’s anti-Semitic Facebook comments

A UCLA official criticized anti-Semitic comments made by a UCLA student on Facebook in an email statement sent to the student body Wednesday.

Janina Montero, vice chancellor for...

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Consider Studying Economics if You’re Going For a Ph.D.

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 11:00am

This is where the jobs are for Ph.D.s.

Scott Jaschik reports at Inside Higher Ed.

More Jobs for Econ Ph.D.s

It’s a good time to have a new Ph.D. in economics and be seeking a job in academe. Or outside of academe.

A new report by the American Economic Association found that its listings for...

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Harvard Law Dean Says ‘Microaggressions’ Are In the Same League as Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 9:30am

Dean Martha L. Minow challenged a crowd of about 900 graduating students from the University of Michigan.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

Minow Calls on Michigan Graduates to Combat Injustice

At a time when she faces immense pressure to address what some have alleged is racism...

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American University Curriculum to Now Include ‘Race and Multiculturalism’

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 8:00am

What college education would be complete without these elements?

The College Fix reports.

American University plans to insert ‘race and multiculturalism’ into general education curriculum

American University students of color are demanding more “inclusion” and an environment that makes them feel “welcome and safe,” according to The Eagle.

What that means in practice is largely...

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Loyola University Adjuncts Seek to Unionize

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 6:30pm

Just what American education needs. More unions.

The Nation reports.

Adjuncts at Loyola University Chicago Want a Union. Will the Jesuit University Respect Their Demands?

As a wave of labor organizing rolls across college campuses around the country, Loyola University Chicago now faces the challenge of putting its Jesuit principles into practice as frustrated...

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